The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia joins Designview

DesignviewAs of 05 October 2015, The State O ce of Industrial Property (SOIP) of The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) has made its industrial design data available to the Designview search tool.

Designview is a centralized access point to view the registered design information held by any of the participating National Offices, in a unique presentation format, independently of which office the data is coming from. The design search tool is based on the data of the registers of the participating offices, the World intellectual property organization and the Office for harmonization in the internal market. Although this data is accessible via a centralized system each Office remains the owner of the data and continues to be responsible for its updating and maintenance.

The integrations of SOIP are concrete results of the International Cooperation programme managed by OHIM in collaboration with its international partners.

With SOIP on‐board, there are now 36 participating offices in Designview. With the addition of more than 800 designs from SOIP, Designview now provides information and access to almost 8.7 million industrial designs in total.

Since the introduction of Designview on 19 November 2012, the tool has served more than 1.2 million searches from 140 di erent countries, with users from Germany, Spain and the UK among the most frequent visitors.

Source: European Trade Mark And Design Network